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Encountering Enchantment A Guide To Speculative Fiction For Teens 2nd Edition

Author : Susan Fichtelberg
ISBN : 9781440834516
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The most current and complete guide to a favorite teen genre, this book maps current releases along with perennial favorites, describing and categorizing fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction titles published since 2006. • Encompasses a wide selection of speculative fiction genres to suit a broad spectrum of readers in grades 6–12 • Identifies award-winning titles, grade levels, book club potential, and alternative media formats and provides complete bibliographic information for each title • Includes interviews with prominent authors that convey the perspectives of the creators of the worlds into which readers are drawn • Covers some children's literature and some adult novels that are popular with young adults • Offers a detailed subject index with an extensive number of access points

Secular Steeples 2nd Edition

Author : Conrad Ostwalt
ISBN : 9781441183415
Genre : Social Science
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An exploration of secularization in America, this book provides students with an innovative way of understanding the relationship between religion and secular culture. In Secular Steeples, Conrad Ostwalt challenges long-held assumptions about the relationship between religion and culture and about the impact of secularization. Moving away from the idea that religion will diminish as secularization continues, Ostwalt identifies areas of popular culture where secular and sacred views and objectives interact and enrich each other. The book demonstrates how religious institutions use the secular and popular media of television, movies, and music to make sacred teachings relevant. From megachurches to sports arenas, the Bible to Harry Potter, biker churches to virtual worship communities, Ostwalt demonstrates how religion persists across cultural forms, secular and sacred, with secular culture expressing religious messages and sometimes containing more authentic religious content than official religious teachings. An ideal text for anyone studying religion and popular culture, each chapter provides questions for discussion, a list of important terms and guided readings.

Graphic Novels A Guide To Comic Books Manga And More 2nd Edition

Author : Michael Pawuk
ISBN : 9781440851360
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 69. 16 MB
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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Romance Fiction A Guide To The Genre 2nd Edition

Author : Kristin Ramsdell
ISBN : 9781610692359
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A comprehensive guide that defines the literature and the outlines the best-selling genre of all time: romance fiction. • A core collection list in chronological order • An exhaustive bibliographic listing of romance titles • Research materials and a brief history of the genre • Indexes organized by author, title, and subject

Setting The World In Order

Author : Rick Campbell
ISBN : 0896724476
Genre : Poetry
File Size : 30. 13 MB
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Rick Campbell’s journey from the banks of the Ohio to the beaches of Florida is a rhapsody, and the music he makes in ordering his world takes us with him, to the headwaters of a new river."Rick Campbell’s poems leave some sweet dirt under your fingernails— proof of hard, honest work when the longing of small-town America is not enough. Setting the World in Order eloquently plots our geographically impossible trajectories. On the way, Campbell can lay down a narrative as spacious as the range of a blues harmonica, every gritty riff dissolving into compassion."—Dionisio D. Martínez"Rick Campbell’s poems move with grace and muscle and music from the Catholic working class of his youth, its factories and foundries, along the rivers of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida, and through the lives of the flesh-and-blood characters of contemporary America. Part prayer, part song, part gritty story, they always dance with meaning and significance; they always wholly embrace the idea of individual presence in a terrible, beautiful world."—Frank X. GasparFrom Harmonica LessonGo with the rhythmtill you can’t get off the track.Like this. Tight-belly staccato,hands cutting and freeing the air,one hard-held bottom line. Play betweentrains. Keep the wheels in mind.Catch the next one and play all night.In the morning try the whistle. You’ve earned it.It should sound like Kansas. Setting the World in Order is the tenth winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, selected by Robert Fink of Hardin-Simmons University, editor of the Walt McDonald First-Book Series.

Crash Course In Children S Services 2nd Edition

Author : Penny Peck
ISBN : 9781610697828
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 67. 47 MB
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Useful for newcomers to the children's library staff as well as longtime children's librarians, the second edition of this popular handbook provides easy-to-follow instructions to make innovations in children's library materials work for you. • Covers new technologies and Common Core standards in addition to traditional areas of children's services • Allows any library staff to comfortably assist children searching for reference and homework help, offer effective readers' advisory assistance, and perform basic promotion of books to children • Supplies information that is useful for newcomers to the children's library staff and those who substitute at the children's desk as well as longtime children's librarians or experienced staff taking on new responsibilities

World Literature In Theory

Author : David Damrosch
ISBN : 9781118457672
Genre : Literary Criticism
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World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today. Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions of world literature Contains more than 30 important theoretical essays by the most influential scholars, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hugo Meltzl, Edward Said, Franco Moretti, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gayatri Spivak Includes substantive introductions to each essay, as well as an annotated bibliography for further reading Allows students to understand, articulate, and debate the most important issues in this rapidly changing field of study

Encyclopedia Of Literature And Politics S Z

Author : M. Keith Booker
ISBN : 0313335680
Genre : Politics and literature
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More than 500 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 200 expert contributors overview the complex relationship between literature and politics.

Contemporary World Fiction

Author : Juris Dilevko
ISBN : 9781591583530
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This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. In a globalized world, knowledge about non-North American societies and cultures is a must. Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation provides an overview of the tremendous range and scope of translated world fiction available in English. In so doing, it will help readers get a sense of the vast world beyond North America that is conveyed by fiction titles from dozens of countries and language traditions. Within the guide, approximately 1,000 contemporary non-English-language fiction titles are fully annotated and thousands of others are listed. Organization is primarily by language, as language often reflects cultural cohesion better than national borders or geographies, but also by country and culture. In addition to contemporary titles, each chapter features a brief overview of earlier translated fiction from the group. The guide also provides in-depth bibliographic essays for each chapter that will enable librarians and library users to further explore the literature of numerous languages and cultural traditions. * Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language * 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles * Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries * 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords

Cold World 2nd Edition

Author : Carde'l
ISBN : 0692886370
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The urban fiction Cold World is filled with ghetto love, unspeakable treachery, pure hatred, and non-stop unpredictable twists and turns that is sure to smack you dead in the face with the true reality of street life. The main character of this wild story is a cunning and extremely ambitious street hustler named Gusto. Raised in the underworld of Trenton New Jersey, Gusto is willing to do whatever it takes to climb to the top of the food chain. Once he reaches the top of the drug trade ladder, he makes sure to bring his team along. As time goes by, Gusto experiences unthinkable deception from those closest to him. Disregarding his personal responsibilities, Gusto finally falls victim to his own greed and pride, and is forced to pay a price that he can not afford.

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